VIETNAM
HELICOPTER PILOTS  
ASSOCIATION ALASKA CHAPTER
(VHPA-Alaska) 

Our Fall Dinner at the "Jack Henry" American Legion Post #1 was a rousing success. With 52 folks, the silent auction and slide presentation "thru the Years",  the evening could only be highlighted by 3 wonderful presentations, The Daughters of the American Revolution presented each member with a Vietnam 50th Commemorative pin and Quilts of Valor was on hand and presented 4 Quilts. State of Alaska and chapter member, Bob Doehl then presented each member with as State of Alaska Veteran coin ..... very nice! Time for our steaks and the silent auction. We reached our goal and brought our finances back to our required minimum and saw lots of lively conversation. Add to this, we had two new members join us, welcome Laddie Shaw and Bob Moore. We are now 76 strong.

A big thank you to everyone who helped with this super event! Be sure and check page 5 for future events for 2017.

Need more info .. contact Lynn Kile atllkile@aol.com (President)
or Terry Vraniak at
whiteteam33@hotmail.com  (Treasurer/Secretary)
or Francis Boisseau at
francis.boisseau@yahoo,com(Fairbanks)
or David Buirge at
buirge1@mtaonline.net (Board Member)
or Tim Kavanaugh at
kavanatj@gmail.com
(Vice President)

Don't forget to get your PATCHES and HATS ...... They look real nice.
If your VHPA National membership has expired ......
VHPA.org
Also we have a PRIVATE Face Book page ......
VHPA-Alaska ... join in!

WE need pictures of you and your unit for our members page, and for our Vietnam display at the
Veterans Museum. Please send them to me!
Also check out page 4 ... real nice!
                                                                      
Ideas?? Suggestions??? Let us know, we really want your input!

WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.........
EIN # 37-1699024  


Membership applications and levels of membership available NOW see page #2!  We are growing total membership is now 76!!!

Check out Page #3 ....Members page ...Send in your photos!

rOur Veterans Museum  Vietnam display is very nice, we invite all to go by and check it out! They could also use some volunteer help a couple of hours each month at the museum, so think about it! Thanks to Tim, Red and Terry for their volunteer efforts.

Membership dues for 2017 will be via a donation from our members. No set amount, what ever your feel you can give to help us stay strong. We now can accept larger donations to cover two years at a time! Keeping it simple!
 
                  ****MARK YOUR CALENDAR ........NEXT Chapter Get Together .... 

                       Fur Rondy .... Nachos and Margaretta's, February 24th 2017 

                                        Be sureand check the calendar of events on page 5!

Finishing our 2nd year of existence as a VHPA Chapter in the great state of ALASKA! By recognizing the pilots of Vietnam and expanding our chapter to other Military and Alaskan pilots and crews we will work in conjunction with Our National VHPA. We are dedicated to the objectives of the VHPA and to the fulfillment of purpose: There is Pride in knowing WE FLEW!

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HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED....... Our Chapter is now aCommemorative Partnerwith the

United States of AmericaVietnam War Commemoration. 

It is an organization that is dedicated to Honoring and Thanking our Vietnam Veterans and their families, especially those who lost loved ones.  We will be participating with our events throughout the next year. For more information about the project go to  www.vietnamwar50th.com